Assistant Annual Giving Director, UNH Franklin Pierce

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Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
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Position Details

Operating Title Assistant Annual Giving Director, UNH Franklin Pierce
Long Classification Title Annual Giving Officer I
Campus Location Concord, Durham
Department UNH Foundation Operating
Summary of Position
The Assistant Annual Giving Director for Franklin Pierce helps integrate annual giving programming into key fundraising efforts focused on identifying individuals who are interested in financially contributing to advance the law school’s mission and strategic plans. The incumbent will partner with fundraising colleagues, staff, academic leadership, and alumni to expand Franklin Pierce’s annual fund by running a comprehensive Annual Giving program that reaches all constituencies, including alumni, parents/families, students, faculty, staff, and friends. While managing a donor portfolio, the AAGD will continually strive to improve and extend relationships with all constituencies in ways that have a quantifiable impact on philanthropic revenue. In addition, s/he will participate in an expansion of the existing vehicles and practices through which Franklin Pierce can capitalize on the energy of a passionate and spirited alumni body.
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3 years
Additional Job Information
The AAGD will join the University of New Hampshire Foundation and Franklin Pierce at an inflection point as we move through the quiet phase of an ambitious fundraising campaign in anticipation of a public launch in 2025. The incumbent will embrace goal-oriented outcomes and will be an entrepreneurial, creative thinker who is passionate about the fundraising potential for Franklin Pierce. They will possess outstanding interpersonal competencies, ability to effectively manage projects, and be highly motivated, organized and detail oriented.
Posting Number PS4294FY24
Other minimum qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of annual giving fundraising experience (or equivalent experience e.g. sales/marketing)
  • Demonstrated experience with annual giving fundraising strategies and donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of the relevance of philanthropy
  • Demonstrated experience working in a metrics-driven environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, about fundraising support; requires the ability to build rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way, listen attentively and change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills including negotiation and communication; able to reach across a wide variety of audiences for different areas of ethics and compliance
  • Sensitivity and experience interacting with internal and external constituents who are diverse in characteristics such as age, education level, race, gender identity and expression, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally competent and supportive manner
  • Demonstrated understating of the responsibility to maintain sensitive information
  • Sound judgment and ability to work well as part of a team, including collaboration with diverse university units and others
  • Ability to provide effective project management
  • Ability to travel on behalf of the university including local, regional, and domestic trips
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and advancement
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with the law school and university library environment
  • Knowledge of the fundraising profession, theories, and standards
  • Knowledge of philanthropy policies, practices, and systems
  • Proficiency in database technologies and Microsoft Office
  • Experience with volunteer engagement
Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
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Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 16
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
About the UNH Foundation (UNHF) and UNH Development: Established in 1989, UNHF exists to build private support for the university with the goal of strengthening programs, supporting students, and providing new opportunities for faculty excellence. Now in the silent (planning) phase of its current campaign, UNHF wrapped up a successful $300M campaign, “CELEBRATE 150: The Campaign for UNH” in 2018 and obtained new funds from 45,000+ donors for need-based and merit scholarships, opportunities that complement classroom experiences, expand research excellence, improve recruiting of top faculty, and strengthen infrastructure. The UNH Development team advances the mission of the university by inspiring private giving among alumni, parents/families, friends, corporations and foundations. By building and strengthening relationships, our donor-centered approach connects stakeholders’ passions and philanthropic goals to opportunities to support the university priorities that matter to them. Our team produces meaningful and lasting impact for students and our state, embraces diverse perspectives, commits to professional growth, and is breaking UNH fundraising records. Join us!
About UNH Franklin Pierce: The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is an innovative law school, committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, public interest, social justice, and commerce and technology. Our Legal Residency program allows students to work in their fields of interest for up to a full semester while receiving credit and our Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program is the only competency-based bar exam alternative in the nation. We are world leaders in training students to enter the fields of intellectual property and have added an innovative hybrid JD program allowing students to learn where they live and get a JD. Our faculty consists of practitioners and scholars experienced in their fields of interest. The small student/faculty ratio promotes collaboration and collegiality. A national and international leader in intellectual property and technology law for five decades, UNH Franklin Pierce is located in Concord, New Hampshire, home to the state’s legislature, state offices, as well as local, state and U.S. federal courts.
UNH Diversity Statement: The University of New Hampshire is committed to building and nurturing an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We also are committed to providing open and inclusive access for all alumni, volunteers, learners, employees, and visitors seeking to participate in our programs and activities. We venture to sustain a campus environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding. We believe diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are foundational values inextricably linked to achieving our core educational mission and embrace the many characteristics of our community members that make them uniquely themselves. Here, you belong, and all are welcome.
The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:  

Posting Details

Posting Date 11/13/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
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